Linda Watson-Brown

Linda Watson-Brown - Ghostwriter

Scotland, United Kingdom

I'm a UK-based ghostwriter with over 10 years of experience writing private commissions and bestselling titles with major publishers.

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I'm a bestselling, experienced ghostwriter based in the UK. I have worked on many commercial projects with major publishers and have written a number of bestselling titles.

In 2022, I have four books scheduled to appear with major publishers, and am developing proposals for two more. All of these will have been written in 2021, alongside a number of self-published titles.

I am currently working with the remarkable Shaneda Daly on her memoir, 'Sins of the Father,' which will be published by John Blake books, with a major campaign planned in Ireland, followed by UK release later in the year. Della Wright's story, 'Trapped', is currently at first draft stage and will link to the vitally important campaign for 'Della's Law' which has received widespread media coverage. Scarlett Jones's memoir of 2020 will reach the Swedish market this year, and talks are underway for further books with two previous clients.

Before I started helping others to tell their stories, I was a journalist, working with most national UK newspapers and many magazines. I moved into ghostwriting when it became clear that there were many people who had a great deal to say, but limited opportunities for them to be heard.

My first book - 'The Step Child' - was a global bestseller and continues to hold its place in Amazon's Top 100 for this genre. From the point of writing that book, I realised it was fantastic privilege to be given the chance to help others speak out. I am particularly interested in memoirs which give a voice to the silenced, to those who have been oppressed and held back, but who now want to ensure the world hears their story. I have been lucky enough to work with many many publishers on books which cover everything from abuse survival to family issues, from psychic guides to animal adventures, from business ideas to lifestyle guides. I have worked on many projects which have been subject to Non Disclosure Agreements, and always maintain confidentiality.

Although I have always written, before journalism and ghosting, I was a university lecturer, and am still interested in political topics, particularly those of gender and sexual politics. I have written university textbooks and research papers, conference presentations and inaugural speeches, publicity material and columns, newspaper features and leader pieces.

I live on the beautiful North East coast of Scotland with my family and dog - but I do work internationally. Since lockdown, many projects have been completed through Zoom and clients have found that a very easy way to work - I'll be happy to offer this as an option when we return to normality!

I am able to respond very quickly to enquiries. I also offer a free, confidential 15-minute Zoom or telephone chat to potential clients.

I look forward to hearing your story!
Short-Form Content
English (UK)
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & Wellbeing
Parenting & Families
Political Science & Current Affairs
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
True Crime

Work experience

Ghostwriter and author

April, 2005 – Present (over 16 years)

Ghostwriter and author with over ten years experience. Currently working on four book projects with major UK publishers and developing additional proposals.

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Just a Girl: A shocking true story of child abuse

Jones, Scarlett, Watson-Brown, Linda

Don't Say A Word

Marshall, Kate, Watson-Brown, Linda



Letters to Sarah

Payne, Sara


Matthew, Laurie

Little Girl Left Behind

Harrison, Sheena

Never a Hero to Me

Black, Tracy


Leask, Amanda

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